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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jan 26, 2009 5:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: RD...not too shabby, I gotta admit (especially Kimock)

OK, taking a slightly different tack this AM. I've got Cox Communications at home (please, let's keep it clean) and they have a music channel that shows concerts (at least parts). This month they are featuring a Rhythm Devils show (not sure the specific date). Well, not having actually heard them before, I thought I'd check it out. Well, I was very impressed, but I guess I shouldn't be that surprised. Hard to put Mickey, Billy, Mike Gordon and Kimock on the same stage and have it not be great. Plus you throw in Sikiru Adepoju and Jen Durkin and you've got a nice little band. I was very impressed with orginals (especially Fountains of Wood and The Center). Great percussion vehicles and great platforms for Kimock to really shine. I was kind of expecting just a Dead-like sound, but was pleased to find that they definitly had their own groove. If you're looking for something a little different from the norm around here and you haven't checked them out before (like me), this is a very nice example from Chicago in October of 2006. Come for the drummers, stay for the Kimock.

http://www.archive.org/details/rhythmdevils2006-10-24.akg481.flac

1. Piece of My Heart (4:46)
2. Comes a Dawn (9:39)
3. Seven Seconds (8:43)
4. Your House (8:41)
5. New Speedway Boogie (7:31)
6. Good Lovin' (9:55)
7. The Center (11:43)
8. Loose Lucy (6:24)
9. Fountains of Wood (9:25)
10. Next Dimension > (8:35)
11. drums > (6:37)
12. Arabian Wind (9:16)
13. The Other One (10:31)
14. The Wedge (7:17)
15. Fire on the Mountain (12:22)
16. See You Again (4:07)


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Poster: amosearle Date: Jan 26, 2009 10:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RD...not too shabby, I gotta admit (especially Kimock)

Thanks for the education. I'm with you on the vocals...thin Ice there, but worth it at least once to hear some of this. I'll hang with it today for the paperwork portion of the afternoon.

I still find myself humming some of the Kottke-Gordon album. Good stuff.

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Poster: Pork Soda Date: Jan 26, 2009 6:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RD...not too shabby, I gotta admit (especially Kimock)

Jumped in and played NSB, the band is tight.The vocals sound like a bad Dead night at the Karaoke bar.I never thought I could prefer Joan O.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jan 26, 2009 6:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RD...not too shabby, I gotta admit (especially Kimock)

Can't say as I'm too fond of her vocals on the Dead covers, but the musicianship of everyone else is so strong that I can overlook that one minor issue. But, to each his own.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 26, 2009 6:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RD...not too shabby, I gotta admit (especially Kimock)

Hmmm, I really gotta keep up; Gordon plays with them? I really liked the stuff he did with Kottke a few yrs back.

Car Carrier Blues is one of my favs. Garcia esque little leads...rarely do I think of Jerry when someone else, esp Kottke, is playing.

Hmmm, hijack in progress...oh, wait--not really since there was a rational starting point for the transition.

Right?

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jan 26, 2009 8:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RD...not too shabby, I gotta admit (especially Kimock)

Kimock absolutey shreds up The Other One. Good lord. Dire, if you're out there: this one's for you.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jan 26, 2009 8:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RD...not too shabby, I gotta admit (especially Kimock)

I regret that pressure of work, the looming tax return and sheer laziness result in a copy and paste to an earlier post in response - the Durkin vocals are close to a deal breaker for me.

http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=198952

I still think its good to have some Mickey and Bill shows being made available here (why no TriChromes?) but they can be pretty hit and miss affairs.

Oh and I totally agree with the esteemed W. Tell - the Kottke/Gordon stuff I've heard is excellent.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jan 26, 2009 9:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RD...not too shabby, I gotta admit (especially Kimock)

Yes, her vocals can be a real distraction for me as well, but there is some part of my brain that has learned to selectively shut out annoying vocals that are potentially harmful...I wonder where I learned that skill?

Oh, yeah, almost forgot to add on: Her work my be off-putting, but Gordon's attempts at vocals make me long for a lilting Box of Rain.

This post was modified by SomeDarkHollow on 2009-01-26 17:04:02

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